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V0L LXVI.-NO. 110. ' ' NEW YORK, "WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1898. -COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. ' ' ' PRICE WO CENTS. f Hi I
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.4 VI11L1FPIXE JUXTA TO BE BTARTED
ix rrABmsaroy.
SennrAronclllo Denies the Authority of tlm
United States In tho Philippines, Which,
Ho Snvi Are Independent Declares tlie
Spniiloli Prisoners 'Won't Ho Ralenscd.
WASitiivaTOX, Dec. 27. Soflor Acoiiclllo. tlio
prsonal representative of Agulnaldo and tho
Philippine revolutionary Oovornmont. necom
ranlcd by his secretary, Honor Lopes, returned
to Washington to-day nttor an nbsoncoof about
two months. Tim Filipino havo spent tlio
Interval In Paris ondenvoring to Boetirc ti hoar
Inc bofore tlio Spanish-American Poaco Com
mlslo'iers. 'I (.111 (.ay." said Softer Agonelllo to-night,
"tlmt no return to Washington with tho ln
t.iiMJii nud pnrpfiso of remaining until the
question o( tho Philippines Is (Inullr and defi
nitely settled. Tho solution Is yet to como.
The treaty Is to be considered by tho American
congress, and oven Its action will not be hnlf
ot the answer to tho question. Whnt Is
America going to do with tho Philippine arohl
loSacu. piovldcd tho treaty Is ratified by tho
Solute ? And what Is tho (ato ot tho Philippines
If tlie tienty Is rejected? Theso nro mnltors
Tthieli now confront us. Wo will shortly
eie up In Wnshlnglon a Phillppiuo
junta, where (all tho business ot tho
re-publican Government of which don. Km Wo
Aculnaldo Is at tho head will bo conducted. Wo
Kill secure u residence, and oven It wo nro not
recognised officially by tho Government wo
will nevertheless continue our work
Tvtttt 7int and cnorgy, knowing that our cnuso
Is n jut one. and striving for the Independence
ot 'In' people of the l'lilllplilno Islands and
tlu'ir rlnlit to govern themsolros without
tl.o aid or Uitorfeionceot any other nation. 'Wo
liuvo reason to bollove that our work will bo
sm-ec&stul. Certain, It Is that no matter how
lone the tfmo mny be. we will contlnuo until
tlio uenl Is reached, t
"Some dais ago I recolv od n cnblogrnm. In
(net before sailing, unnounclng that President
IAculnaldo had despatched three .additional
ConinilsMouers to Washington, and that they
wero expected to arrlvo heroboforo many days.
As oon as they roach this city tho antlvo work
or establishing th Junta will bo begun.
'J lie new Commissioners nro Gen. Diego do
Plos. Dr. Loznda mid Softer Juan I.una. Tho
flr-t named, although but 27 years of age.
Is tho Chairman ot tho commission and a man
of education, refinement mid oxporlenco. Ho
IsanntUu of tho country of Covltc but was
educated In Europe", whoro ho resided lor a
number of jcar. Ho was at tho head of tho
command of natives which captured tho city
aed surrounding country of Cavlto from tlio
fcpanlsh.nnd duringhlsoccupation ho has acted
as military Governor of tho proinco In which
Cavil is situated under tho revolutionary Gov
ernment. Dr. Lozada Is u man of equally high
calibre intellectually. Ho. Is a physician and
a resident of tho city of Batanga. Both
of these gentlemen nro of, good suVstan
tlnl Philippine families and are considered men
of means nnd standing. Softer . Juan Luna, is
probably -better known, however, than either
ot them. He is tho greatest artist ot the Philip
pines, and his fnrao lias reached even to tho
European countries, where. ho has studied
under tho best mastera ot Europe. . .. ,
"I will be the President of tho Washington
junta. The others will nil the various otllces
ot Vleo-President, Chared d'Affntres. CounNel
, and Treasurer and Secretary. Our mission
In Europe, in splto of tho Impression that
my liavo been conveyed, was 0 no means
a allure. On tho other hand we were
vry successful in many of our undertaking.
M'3 established a nourishing JuntMn Paris and
another In Londou. and, have mode arrange
ments for tho estubllBhrofcjit of others
In tho other leading Euroboan capitals,
'iliey will bo under my direct supervision and
contiol, h'nd all Reports will pass through my
hands before reaching tho government of my
country. This Is for the reason ha,t our affairs;
will be chiefly carried on with tho American
Government. and it will bo noeessary tlmt tho
junta chad baeocnlmnt of all that Is going on
mating to the Philippine Islands." ,. ,
liegardlng tho peaco treaty Itself. Soflor
Agnin-ll'o said: "Our position is this, that
neither Spain nor tho United States of America
lindnt the time of the signing of tho treaty or
hue at present any right to pass any resolu
tions or tnkoany uctlon affecting the people,
ot the Philippine Islands or their government
mil more than they would havo any right to
make In their treaty any provisions regarding
the people or government of nny other country
of the world. Spain at the time o' tho sign
In.: of tho treaty, or. In fact, boforo the
SHcning of tho protocol, had no right
ti mul i-any provision tor the snlo or dlsposl
tinJ the Pliilippino Islands. As n matter of
f;ic. Spanish authority at that time did not
., Hv-,t on tho Islands, nnd had not ex
isted for a long time prior thereto. Tho
I only existing organised Government rccog
iiIimI by the people of tliol Islands, and the
only 0110 whose laws nrel conformed and
worn eonformod to by tlio peoplo Is tho
Oovwrntneiit of which Oon, Kmllo Agulnnl
: it the President. It Is useless to reltcrato
t) 11 maimer, tho form, or the authority of
nur Government as It exists: that lias been
rnognlzed by tho American oincers andeom
intiiilers lit JIanlln, Including Admiral Dowey.
(ion Merrltt and tho others. Thoy have in their
ni'tions.and their reports recognized the exist
enei ottlin tiovennnent.
'Upanlsli authority did for hundreds of years
evIstintUe Philippine Islands, miieh to their1
snrnvn and reitrot. but nfter years and years o
struggle for liberty tho natives of tho Islands
t last won their Independence from that
rnunlcal power, nnd becamo and nro
i'"v the mastors of tho Islands. Simply the
Met that n row Bpnnlsh soldiers, unablo
to nmko any kind of a showing or ft cam
inlgn, still remnln upon tho Islands. Is
tot an evidence of tho authority o( that
cuuntrv. It Is simply an evidence that
iittentv of poucohas not uoen signed betwoen
Spain nnd the Philippines, and that tho ontiro
Hp.mlsli Army has not ovaouatod the Islands.
."Myofllclalprotost as tho representative of
tliu roiiHtitutlonul Government ot tho Philip
j hie Islands, commissioned by its President
feflor Em Ho Agulnaldo. was fllod with tho
l''ii''e Commissioners before I loft Purls, and
(ouired these points at letich Miavo no doubt
but Hint It will he made a part of the olllclal
PAiKini by the members ot the commission and
Mitimltted with their report and their other
documonts. I cannot criticise tho American
Oovernment or tho treaty of ponco further
new, nor do I tcaro to do Iso. The treaty
of peace of Paris does not make tho Pliilippino
Islands a possession of Spain, Tho American
Government has not as yet stated what it
Is going to do so far as It Is concerned with
the Philippine Islands. The opinion of
the representatives of the. Government and
thtf peoplo seems to be that the Islands nro,
so to speak, upon the hands ot the Amerlcnn
Government. It that is so, the Government ot
the Islands, as It now ex ruts, can soon relieve
It ot that assumed tesponslblllty. What wo
ask Is Independence. Whut we have fought
for and gained is Independence by right. Tho
American Government has not yet anuounoed
Its policy, and until that Is done wo cannot
definitely outline, our action, except that
1 In the meantime It will bo for Independence,
vvhat we may seek to do should the American
Government deelde to extend Its authority
is an entirely different mntter and does not
enter into the question as now presented. It
would be unwise for me to speak upon it now.
, "Concerning the Spanish prlsonors now held
by the Filipinos you can say that the Gov
ernment will not surrondor them until n treaty
of peace Is entered Into between Spain nnd
the, Philippine Government Thoy ore now
held as prisoners of war. and so far as
the republican Government Is concerned
the treaty of peace betwoen Spain and the
United States does not affect them. Spain has
1 been at war with the Philippine Islands as
well as with the United States of America,
These two Governments have actod together,
the former as the ally ot the latter "
R I ADMIRAL 8A3IPSOX HAS UHtl'.
I Ate Will lie Confined for Several Days to
W I 111. Booms In a Washington Hotel.
m Wabhisoion, Deo. 27. Itear Admiral Wll-
B Um T, Sampson Is 111 at his apartments In the
Arlington Hotel He arrived in Washington
I the Congressional Limited last evening and
9 ii tired soon after reaching the Arlington.
R Kurly this morning a physician was sum-
p Zioned at tho Admiral's request, and ho has
, been In tho doctor's oare all day, When a Bun
M reppiior sent up his card to the Admiral to-
JH iiik'ht tho moHsago was returned that the Ad-
. iiilrol was " too sick to see anybody,"
VI i,."ia Admiral Is sulTerltia from grip. Dr.
"iier, his physician, tuld to-ulght that Ills
1 condition WOa not Ber0ua, but that he would
m 14 conllncd to his room for several days.
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IXSUnOBSTS OCCVVV lt.OIT.O.
I.opei l'rnctlcftlljr Complain the Conqiiett
nt the Ialanil of Pitnar.
Sadat Caltt Dtirakh It Tuc Surf.
JIaxiia, Deo. 27. Tho lnsurgonts under Lo
pez practically completed tho conquest ot the
Island ot Panay on Monday. Thoy occupied
Hollo on tlmt day boforo tho arrival ot the
American expedition, tho Spnnlards having
ovneuatod tho city and gone to Zamboanga.
OVVOSITIOS TO AOVIKALDO.
Ills ltulo In Dnnger Itrporttlint Spaniards
Have Ikvncuateil Hollo.
Special CabU Ditpauhti It Tiir 8tw.
Manili. Doc. 27. Tho Agulnnldo Govorn
Imcnt is tottering. Tho opposition oponly
threatons to form n now Government, with
Arellano, formerly Hocrotary of State, as Presi
dent, It Aguinnldo's now Cabinet refuses to
confirm tho Constitution, which limits tho
powers of tho President. Tho opposition
claims n majority of flvo In tho Pillplno Con
gress nnd expects to socuro tho cooperation of
certain army londors against Agulnnldo, who
Is evidently worried. When the Cabinet re
signed lio rcstgnod tho Presidency, retaining,
hovvevor. tho leadership of tho army, but later
ho withdrew his resignation.
Tho Simnlsli troops'imder the ordors of Gen.
lllos.nro reported to, have evacuated Cobu on
Sunday, tho InsurgcnU promising not to loot
the city upon occupying It, Tho Spnnlards will
probably hold Hollo until tho arrival ot the
American oxpedltlon now on tho way thoro un
der tho convoy of tho orulsor Baltimore Tho
former Spanish gunboat Cnllao joined tho ex
pedition last night. Tho Spanish troops' are
concentrating nt Zamboanga, on the Island ot
Mindanao, whoro thoy will await transportation
to Spain.
II. AndrtS. tho Bolglan Consul horo, left to
day for Washington. Tho object ot his journey
Is to present the requost of tho friars and ob
tain the Influcncoof Cardinal Gibbons to sooure
for them Papal permission to loave tho Philip
pines after disposing of their property, which
Is now offered for sale here, In Hone Kong and
in Madrid.
Madiud, Dec. 27. Gen. Itioa telegraphs from
Hollo that ho has mado n. delivery ot tho city to
tho local Governor and tho forolgn Consuls,
leaving the Spanish subjects undortho protec
tion ot tho Gorman Consul. Tho troops and
war material were embarked for Manila with
out tho slightest disturbance
Soflor Pulgcervor. Minister ot Finance, de
clares that tho Finnnco Dcimrtmont has all ot
tho lunds necessary to ineot every oxpensc In
olved In tho repatriation ot tho Spanish
troops.
NO orFICIATj NEW1 ABOUT AOUIKALDO.
WismsoTOM. Dee. 27. No ofllclnl advices In
dicating that tho situation in tho Philippines Is
sorious on account of Aculn.ildo'a nttltudo
have bceh received ot the War Department or
the Navy Department. Tho latest news from
Oon. Otlrt was contained in his despatch of yes
terday reporting tho doparturo of two regi
ments of infantry and n battery ot artillery
from Manila to tako possession ot Hollo. This
despatch coutalns about 100 cipher words,
and all tho military authorities would Ray about
It was that the information other than that
about the departure ot tho troops would not bo
given to tho newspapers. Secretary Algorsaid
that ho had recolyod nothing to confirm the re
ports tlmt Agulnaldo had declined to follow tho
advlco ot his Cabinet to accede to tho request
ot Gen. Otis for tho ruleaoo ot the Spanish
prlsonors in tho custody of tho Filipinos.
TAOAZOS CAVTVltE CATnAZOOAX.
Spnnlth ResldonU Takn Itef age fn the Ilonie
of nn Amerlcnn.
Special Cable Detpaleh lo Tur. Bos.
Mamtla. Dec. 27, A steamor which ha nr
rhod horo from Snmor Island reports that the
'Tngnlos captured atbalognu on Doc 11. All
tho Spnnlards In the neighborhood havo taken
refugo In tho house of an American named
Scott.
Tho robots threatened to attaok Mr. Scott's
residence, but refrained on hearing a rumor
that American troops wero approaching.
Mr. Scott pluoklly rescued a Spaniard from
tho hands ot the Insurgents', riding fifteen
miles nlono nnd demanding and obtaining his
release from an armed mob.
irOJE.V VIllSOXEltB TEXCED IX.
1
A Novel Streut Spectacle In the Tenderloin
Precinct Last Night.
A temporary sub-station for tho Tenderloin
product was established on tho Thirty-ninth
Btroot side ot tho Metropolitan Opera Hove
for two hours last night. Pollco Captain Price
ot tho Wost Thirtieth street station has re
ceived many complaints from tho Opera House
management and from tho keepers ot hotels in
that vicinity that women were congregating
thero In such numbers as to cause great
annoyance.
At 0 o'clock last night Cnpt. Price nnd five po
llcomon went up to 300 about the matter,
Prlco took a stand nt a gato in tho high
Iron railing that surrounds tho Opera House,
near tlio Thirty-ninth street stage entrance. Ho
ordered his men to patrol Thirty-ninth street,
between Seventh avonuo nnd D roadway, and to
bring tho women whom thoy arrested to htm.
As fast as tho prlsonors wero brought up, tho
Captain shoved thorn insldo tho railing, and,
within twenty minutes, thero wore twelve wo
men In tho Imnrovlsod pen. ,. . .
They took their arrest rather calmly, on tho
whole, although there was considerable indig
nation on tho part of tho first few. Atterwnrd
thoy becamo jolly nnd each new. arrlvni was
greeted with a little song, of which the burden
was:
You'll get all that's coming to too.
Aud a damn algbtmorebeiore Prick gttitbroucli.
When twelve womon had been arrested tho
patrol wagon was sent for nnd they woro taken
to tho station house. Tho Captain and the live
policomen returned to the neighborhood of tho
opera house and arrested eleven mora women in
the same way. Hy this time n large crowd,
mnnyof them acquaintances of the women, had
gathered on tho other side of Sovonth nyonue,
which Is not In Price's precinct. Anold man
whose attontlon was nttraotod by the crowd
walkodnpto the Captain, and. touching his
silk hat In a sort of (salute, naked what in tho
world was the matter. . . . , ,
"Keep still," answered Cnpt, Price. "Wo
are pulling tho Metropolitan Opera Houso."
K charge ot loitering was mado against all
tho prisoners. Noun of them gave addresses In
tho precinct, nnd some. Itls thought, gave flctU.
tlous names. Among them uro Mamie Cork anal
JonnleOnelung. There were seven otliorslmilaq
arrests In tint precinct lost night, so that thlrtd
women In all wero locked up In tho Toiiderlohr
station houso.
miis. ricKAxns to wed me. mouse.
Tho Widow of the Late Cleveland Million
nlro to Wed Ilia Former Partner.
Cleveland. O., Deo. 27, Announcement nt
the engagement ot Mrs. Seville Plckaflds,
widow ot Col, Jam esPlckands, head ot the firm
ot PIckands, Mather 4 Co., and sister of Sen
ator M. A, Hanna, to Jay 0, Morse ot Chicago,
former President ot the Illinois Steel Com
pany, was made this morning. The wedding
will probably take place within the next
three weeks, The late Col, PIckands died
In the summer of lrtKI. leaving a fortune
estimated at $5&XXM)00. Associated with him
all through his buslnes enreer was his
friend Jay Mores of Chicago, They mar
ried sisters. Years ago Col Plokands'v first
wife died, and shoitly after the wife of
.lay Morse followed her sister to the oravo.
Later the Colonel married the sister of Sena
tor Hanna. In his will Col PIckands named
Mr. Morse as one of his exeoutors.
Mrs. PIckands is about 42 years old, while
Mr, Morse la between 50 and UU. Mr. Morse
Is one of Chicago's wealthiest men. The
PIckands Intoroets and those ot the Illinois
Steel Company nave been recently conepll.
dated by the Federal Steel Company, and It
has been estimated that the holdings ot Mr.
Morao and Sirs. PIckands in this steel truat
vfll amount to $10,000,000.
ptto Iluber Brewery's Sporlnl Bock
ou draUKlit at all cu.tomera'i bottled at tb brew.
try andforaalo at hettla, reatauranta and groccra, j
Jiiv. I
STOCKS AND WHEAT BOOM.
IWI.LS nATE XT ALT. TllEtn OWX
1TAT IX 1JOTIT MARKETS.
Nearly a Million Shares of Stocks Sold on
I tin Stock Exchange nnd More Than Tiro
Million Uiialiela ot Wheat on the Prodnce
Kxehnnge Two Dnya' Orders on Hand.
A now reeonl for tho year was mndo on tho
Now York Stock Exchango yesterday, tho total
Bales of stocks aggregating 055,080 shares, as
against 014.332 shares, tho total on Deo. 13,
Dullish enthusiasm was In control ot tho deal
ings from the opening, and though, In tho final
dealings, tliore woro recessions from tho best
quotations ot tho day, duo to profit-taking
sales, tho xnarkot closed strong and nctlvo.
An enormous business was done on tho floor
of the Exchange In tho first hour. Thero had
boon nn accumulation by commission brokerage
Arms over tho Christmas holidays ot ordors to
buy stocks. Tho brokersworoloaded down with
such ordors, nnd tho Bceno on tho floor whsn
tho Chairman rappod hla gavel at 10 o'clock
for buslnoss to begin was ot tho most oxclting
sort. Tho opening trading was almost unproco
dentodly heavy. Tho enormous buying result
ed In advances nil through tho list ot securities
dealt, In, extending from fractions to several
points. After tho first hour tho trading was
not so cxcltod, but It continued very hoavy.
In tho bond department tho dealings wero
largo, but did not approach record figures. Tho
total sales of bonds wore 55.500,000. Excollont
reports or railroad earnings, togothor with tho
favorable showing mado by tho wookly state
ment ot tho associated banks last Saturduy
combined to bring n fresh supply of buying
onion) In stocks and bonds Into tho markot.
Whilo tho tales of stocks woro tho largest for
anydny this year, tho total was still much bo
hind tho record mndo on Fob. 11, 1892. when
tho sales woro 1.440.015 shares tho greatest
day's business ever done on tho Stook Ex
change. Tho great stimulating Influonoa on
that day was tho announcement ot the deal
onglnccred by A. X. MoLeod for combining the
Itoudlng, Lohlgh Ynlloy. and Jersey Central
roads.
The wheat market took tho bit In Its teeth
yetorday and ran up ii to 1).' cents hero nnd
1!( to Vi cents In Chicago, with' a broadening
peculation both hero and at tho West At tho
Jvenr York Produco Exchange It lookod more
like old-time activity, more like an old
fnshloned bull markot than for a long tlmo
past. Tlio bulls had tho advantage nt tho
start, and they held It to the olose. In tho first
place the world's shipments for tho week woro
comparatively small, being only 7.035.000
bushels, ngalnst 7.S07.000 In tho previous
wook. Of this total the United Btatos con
tributed 5.515,231. This Is practically
tho way tho world's shipments havo been
running for a good many weoks: thnt
Is. 75 per cent, or more of the European sup
plies have been drawn from this country
weekly. Itussia, which was supposed to havo
raised a crop of 410.000.000 bushels, has been
nowhere. Part of the big supplies, if she
has them, has been ucd In meeting the de
mands from her famine districts of tho Volga
and elsewhere. Last week, for example, when
the United States shipped 5.515,000 bushels,
Itussia exported only H2S.K)0. Moreovor.
India shipped only 440.000 and the Dnnublan
provlncos only 1&2.00H. A a straw showlnp
which way the wind blows. It may bo stated
that Liverpool's recolpts for the past six days
of 440,000 bushels were entirely ot American
wheat.
In tact this country now has practically a
monopoly of tho European murket nnd is going
to havo it for tho noxt throo months In other
words, Itussia Is out of the race and tho Argen
tina crop cannot begin to reach Europe until
about tho 1st of Anrll nnd, what is more, no
body really knows what Hb exportable surplus
Is going to be. Argentine houses began somo
tlmo'ago'wlth a guess ot 00,000.000 busholt.
but this thoy havo gradually redueod to
:w.000.000 bushels, and Itroom hall, tho Liver
pool statistician, inclines to the bolter that It
will not bo much If any moro than 20,000.000
buBhols. Moantime. In spltof the fact that
our last crop reached I50.000.000 bushels or
more; the largcRt on record, the American visi
ble supply Is tho smallest In flftocn years, and
yosterday. though everybody expected an in
crease tor tho week of a million bushels, thero
was an actual decrease ot 1.700,000 bushels,
while Dorrbohm of Liverpool reported n de
crease In the quantity aflontof 704.000 bushels,
or n total falling oft In stocks east of tho HooklcB
and on the ocean of about 2.500.000 bushels.
The whole world Is drawing on tho last crop,
not on old stocks and resorvos which woro ex
hausted or nearly so last year, x
Tho clearances, too. were largo, bolng for
two days 1.4P5.000 bushels. Liverpool and
Paris wero both htghor. but America took tho
lend and for a time New York was tho banner
market on this side of the water, though bo
foreho olose Chicago mado a spurt that car
ried her to tho front. Tho cash markot here
was strong, with No. 1 Northern AH cents ovor
May. Intorlor stocks at tho Northwest nro ex
pected to tall off 3.000.000 bushols this week.
Foreign housoswere buying futures freely
nil day. Outsiders were persistent buyers also.
Tho groat expansion of speculation nt the
Now York Stock Exohnnge accounts In a meas
ure for tho Increased spooulntlon In whoat horo
and at tho West and the fact that tlio domi
nant sentiment is bullish, but experienced
operators attach oven greater Importance t
the relatlvn cheapness ot tho price, tho enor
mous foreign demand, the small Russian ship
ments, nnd tho fact that thoro can be no com
petition from Argentina for three months to
come. Nevertheless, not a little stress Is laid
unon the fact that "example Is contagious"
nnd 'that a big speculation in Wall street Is
very likely to spread to tho commercial Ex
changes, by no means excepting tho Chicago
Hoard of Trado and tho Now York Produco
Exchange.
Still another bullish factor yostorday was the
sharp rise In corn, attended with larger specu
lative transactions and a good foreign demand.
December wheat closed heroat7i)) cents and
May at 74 Ji. In Chicago December closed nt
OH. May .at 70 nnd July at itSK.thoso being
generally tho highest prices of tho dny. Neod
less to sny, when tho bears saw the drift ot
prices thoy acted on tho principle thnt discre
tion Is tho better part of valor, and got undor
cover ut once. The transactions at tho Produco
Exchango were 2,375.000 bush., or double
the nvoraee daily business for the past six
months. Last night the rank and Illeof oper
ators here were bulls.
I.t HUSO CIIAXO XOT BTIELTEDt
nls Appointment to tlm Yellow Hirer Mia
alon Was ltenlly n Mnrk of Honor,
Ban FbancibcJ), Dec. 27. According to ad
vices from Pokln received to-day by tho steam
ship China. Lt Hung Chang's appointment to
go to Shantung to InBpeot tho yellow Hlvor
and dovlso means ot preventing tho disastrous
floods was not n shelving ot the ancient states
man, as reported by cablo, but was really ifn
honor, as tlie Empress Dowager declared sho
had no one about her whom she could trust to
do this work.
Tlm Governor of Shantung sent In n memo
rial showing such utter incapacity for dealing
with tho eraorgenoy that tho Empress was In
despair. She sent for LI Hung and gavo hlni
Ids first private audience in three years. Lt
pleaded his age and Infirmity, but tho Empress
said he should havo every facility for .easy
travelling. What she wanted was his Judg
ment and experience In providing meusurei to
stop the floods. LI telegraphed to the Chinese
Ministers at Washington and London for all In
formation possible on tho control ot the Missis
sippi. Nile, Ganges and Irrawaddy. His Idea
fs that the only possible solution of tho Yellow
ltlverdlrilculty Is the, nppolntmont of n com
mission of foreign engineers Instsnd of the In
capablo native ofllclnls. It Is not certain that
LI will be able to persuade tho Empress to put
tho work In otiurge of European engineers, a
policy which he advocated over ten years ago.
when the greatest flood in tho history ot the
river occurred.
J, P. Morgan Balls for England To-Day.
J, Pierpont Morgan has arranged to sail for
England to-day on the steamship Teutonic.
His trip. It was stated yestorday, Is without
speolal significance. He Is accustomed to visit
London yearly, and while abroad he will attend
to various matters of business. Mr. Morgan
has two fine English residences, originally
owned by Ills father, the lato Junius S. Mor
gan. One la a country home. The other, which
is In London, Is at present occupied by his son.
J, P. Morgan, Jr., who is living abroad as an
active partner In tho Lor.don banking Arm ot
J. ti. Slorgttn .fc Co.
Itiijal Limited.
Via 0. It. It. of N. 4.1 P. t B.1 B. A. O.
New York to WatUlnnton. dally, astf P. II. While.
hall tarmlnaHBoutU I'erryl and a P. M. foot Liberty
treet. Kic1u.It Pullman eqnlpmant. Dining car
. aerrio unequalled. No xca fares. uet trlna
and quleatit tune between Mew York aud Waailas-
jvht a azmrste at tub dark moox.
Clouds Spoiled the Heavenly Show, but
Ilal.ed Their Curtain for n Moment.
If lt had not been tor tho cloudy ky last
evening It would havo been possible to seo
.noro clearly that tho moon was not to bo f een,
Tbo sun set at 4:30 o'clock, nnd the moon
rote at 4:30. The earth's shadow was wait
ing tor It, unless a oog of tho universe slipped
somowherc, at fortr-ioven minutes and a holt
past 4 o'olock. Hut at forty-seven minutes
and a halt pant 4 o'clock, when the moon
reached tho shadow, clouds obscured the
shadow and tho moon and everything olso.
Thero Is no doubt, howover, that at that very
moment tho .moon and tho shadow met as ad
vertised. Tho clouds continued over tlio sky.
and when (nt fifty-Be von minutes and a halt
past 5) the moon was advertised to go entirely
out of sight It was entirety out of sight. There
tvassomo sign of clearing at a llttlo after' U
o'clock. One or two stats right in the eontro
of tho dome over New York struggled through
tho clouds nnd shone brightly for a few mo
ments, but lt took the clouds less than ten
mlnutos to cover them up again. Again, at a
little before 7 o'clock, thero came a tow rifts
In tho clouds, and sopio more stare wero seen,
but thero was no moon, and the stars disap
peared again. ..,,.,
At a few minutes attor 7 o'olock. howover.
the public had a little clinneo to boo the eclipse.
J he clouds cleared for Just a fow minutes and
dlsoloscd tho moon about 30. high. It lookod
dull and cooper colored. All that wnftvlslblo
was nlcircle of this copper-colored light. It
looked to the eyo of tho common citizen as it
the wholo centre was obscured by n dark
cloud, tho thin fringes of. which woro. not
hoavy enough to obscure tho edge. A llttlo
later the clouds camo aguln. aud, that was tho
end of tho show, bo: far as :N'ow York was con
cerned. Tbo moon, ocoordlng to tho nstron
omorsr was In tho middle of tho shadow at
forty-two and one-tenth minutes after tl
o'clock. It started lio leavfc tho shadow nt
twenty-six and soven-tenths minutes after 7
o'clock, and It was entirely out of theBhndovv
at thirty-six and four-tenth minutes attor 8
o'clock. . ,
Tho astronomers here woro not so deeply
Interested In tho total eclipse last night as wero
the nstronomers In Itussia. Thoy havo been
making n deoporstudr of the moon thoioand
they are trying to nettle absolutely the diam
eter of tho Planet and Its parallax. Tho Hus
sion astronomers had cnblcd their co-workers
In this countryjo help them out with the clos
est observation and all iho astronomors hero
had telescopes lovelled at tho spot who 10 tho
moon ought to bo from tho tlmo tho cclluso
bcaan to tho tlmo It ended.
Pbisceton, N, J.. Doc. 27. Tho observations
of to-night's coljpso of tho niton mado by
Prof. Ohiirles A. Young wero only partially suc
cessful, owing to tho Intorferrfneo of hnzo and
flying clouds. At tho two observatories good ob
servations wero got of eight or ten occultnttons
out of a list ot thirty which might havo been
had had tho weather been favorable No at
tempt was made to observo nny othor features
of tho eclipse. Tho moon's surface was neither
as dark as In 1884. when It was entirely In
vlsible to the nakod oye, nor as bright as It
often Is. and It was perfectly clear only for a
few minutes.
lrAsmxoTox saw the eclipse.
Scientific Purposes of the Work Done by
the Nnvnl Obaervntory.
Washington. Doc. 27. Tho total eel ipso of
tho moon to-night was vlowed with much In
terest and considerable sucooss by tho astrono
mors at tho Unltod States Naval Observatory
In this city. Owing to partial cloudlnoss sev
eral of the ocoultntlons could not bo observed.
Tho moon was scheduled to enter tho shadow
at4:57 btandard tlmo, and the totality to Be
gin exactly ono hour later. Tho actual tlmo
was a tow soconds lator.
The middlo of tho eclipse was at 0:42, and
tho totality ended nt 7:27. having continued
forono and ono-hnlf hours. An eclipse of tho
sun can bo timed to n fraction ot a second, but
not so with the moon.. owing to, tho ragged
odce of tho earth's shadow. ,
According to tho artwnuomont mado byDr.
Itacklund of the obsorvatorj nt Pulkown, Hus
ida. 103 oocultntlons were to bo obsorved
in different parts of tho earth, of which
tho Naval Observatory nt Washington
was asslgnod to watch for tvventy-ono.
The remnlndor wero apportioned to observa
tories In Paris, llerlln, Cambridge, Cape of
Good Hope and othor points. Seventeen ot tho
twenty-ono ocoultntlons were observed bore.
Tho remainder were obscured by clouds
A report of tho observations made will
be forwarded to Dr. IJacklund, and from
nil tho data he will be able to deter
mine the oxact sclentiflo value of tho
eclipse, which is chlolly to corroborate
tho knowledge already acquired by othor
methods regarding tho soml-dlametor of tho
moon. An eclipse similar In conditions to that
nt to-night wns observed in 1884 and again on
Jan. 28, 1888.
SAW TUB ECLIPSE AT SEW ItATEX.
Prof. Chase of Yale Will Endenror to De
termine tlio Moon's Diameter.
New Haveit, Conn., Dec. 27. Prof, Fredorlck
L. Chase, tho assistant astronomer at Yale,
to-night took extenslvo observations 6f tho
lunar eclipse. His efforts were dlrcctod toward
finding tho moon's dlametor by means ot the
hellometor.
This was dono when tho moon was in tho
contro ot the shadow. In addition to that Prof.
Chaso trlod to noto accurately tlio occupation
of tho fainteretars which became vlslblo during
tbo eclipse.
Late to-night Prof. Chaso said that ho thought
that tho observations had been generally
successful. Tho datu seoured will bo investi
gated, and It Is behoved thnt somo original
discoveries will result, especially relative to
the stellar occultation.
CnltlSTIAX SCIEXCE DID XOT BATE.
Mrs. Eller Called In " Uenlers," but Died
from the Kflect of Burna.
Omaha. Dee. 27. The faith of the family of
Judgo J, W. Eller In Christian Sclenco Is being
thoroughly tested. Mrs, Eller gave up her
life to-day'for her' faith. Her husband Is In a
precarious condition and two other members
of the family are suffering from serore bums.
The Ellen are believers in Christian Solonco,
and when the gasoline stove oxplodod Inst
night and burned several members' of the
family two Christian Science healers were
called In, who prayed for the family at length.
While the victims were being told that they
wero not In pain the flesh was dropping from
their bodies. Mrs. Eller died to-day. but the
other sufferers deolared that lt thoy could
not bo saved through prayer It was not worth
while to call for physicians. Judge Eller Is a
well-known lawyer, having served a term on
the county bench. One of tho healers Is J. It,
Clarkson, a lawyer and nn er-membei of tho
district bonuh. He gave uo the tiraotloe of law
to become a Christina Sclen;e healer.
BURIED VXDER A ItVOE BAKE OVKX.
One Workman Killed and 13 Injured by
the Collapse of n Building,
St. Loots, Deo. 27. Hy collapse of the Iron
supports under a large bake oven the two.
story double-front brick building at 1017
Diddle street was wrecked atl:30 o'clook this
afternoon. Luke Tulley, Ja brloklayor, was
burled under the debris and killed. Jack
Haven. l'at Kelly and John Clarke wero seri
ously injured and ton others were slightly In
jured, Tho building was being constructed tor tne
Heydt Iiukory 0)mpany by Contractor Charles
ltlebesser. On the second floor was a large
oven. The pillars and stanchions supporting
It were supposed to have a sustaining strength
of 200 tons. These gave way, carrying down
the workmen and forcing out the front and
side walls. The Sromen jenoued the Im
prisoned men.
A XEW RUBBER COMBIXATIOX.
A, 830,000,000 Company to Be Formed
Under New Jersey I.awa,
The Rubber Goods Manufacturing Company
Is to be incorporated within a few days at
Trenton with a capital stook of $30,000,000,
half common stock and half preferred 7 per
cent, cumulative Mock. Tho company will rep
resent a combination of, about twenty rubber
companies, and will make rubber goods of all
kinds excepting boots, shoes and-hard goods,
Tlie company Is to be In harmony with the
United States Hubber Company, and Charles
It. Flint, who brought about the organization
of that company, has been actlvo In the form
inn of tho now eompanyand.representa the un
derwriting syndicate. It is stated that the
United States HubberCompauy aud tho Ilubber
Goods Manufacturing Company will together
I consume live-eighths of tlie world's production
I jot rubber.
SENATOR MORRILL IS.DEAD.
GRIP CARRIES OFF THE AGED FA
THER OF THE SEXAT&
IT. Was Nearly 80 Tears Old and Had
Been railing Since tho Death of Hie Wife
T.aet Summer No Suceeasor to Hie Title
Among the Other Old Mon of tho'Sennte.
WAsniNoroN, Doo. 28. Sonator Justin B.
Morrill ot Vermont v'd nt 1:25 o'clock this
morning. Thero wero at his bodsldo his son.
James Morrill, Miss Swan, tho sister ot his de
ceased wife, and Senator Proctor, Ills colleague
No arrangement has yet boon mado for tho
funoral, but It will probably tako place on Fri
day. Itls likely that tho body will be tempo,
rarlly placed In a receiving vault at Hook CiTok
Oemotery, this city, where that of his wife I
now awaiting tlio completion of a mausoloum at
Btratford. Vt v
Sonator Morrill wns attacked by grip about a
week ago, but as tho attack was mild ho at
tended tho sosslons of tho Senate up to the ad
journment, dusplto tho uncomfortable, foggy
wenther whloh prevailed. Ills condition was
not considered serious until Monday, when
puoumonta developed. Ho grew rapidly worso,
aud on Monday becamo unconscious. In whloh
Btnto he remained uxcopt for a few short lucid
Intarvals.
A further complication set In yesterday,
when tho action of tho heart becamo Impaired,
which necessitated tho ubo of powerful stimu
lants. He continued to sink during tho day,
and nt night tho physicians did uot believe ho
could last until morning, considering the end
n question ot only a few hours. .
Tho Sonator sufforcd a sovoro attack of pneu
monia last winter. His wlfo died last summer
just before the adjournment of Congress, and
Mr. Morrill had been visibly falling since.
No Senator can nsiumo tlio title of "Father
of tho Senato" nfter Mr. Morrill. Ho was ao
callod because ho had sorvod continuously
a creator number ot years than any of his
colleagues, and bocauso also of tho ripe old
ago he had attained. Ho entered the Senate
on March 4. 1807. and thero is not a mom bor
to-day who was a Senator whon he took his
sent. Tho mon who como next to him in point
ot long continuous sorvlco are William B. Al
lison of Iowa and John P. Jones of Novndo.
Thoy cntored tho Senate together on March
4, 1873. Each, therefore, is entitled to bo called
tho Father ot the Senate, and tho titlo must bo
nbandonod temporarily until ono 01 tho other
of them retires from tho chamber, or lt must
bo pluralizod to include them both.
Mr. Allison hns been for many years Mr,
Morrill's coadjutor on tho Committee on
Finance, of which tho Vormont Senator wasso
long Chairman, and becauao ot his greater
physical strength ho was tho actual Chairman
of tho committco during the framing of tho
tariff bills of recent years. He is Chair
man of tho Committco on Appropriations
nnd might not bo willing to relinquish that Im
portant post to become Chairman of Finance.
In that ease tho Chairmanship would probably
fall to the next man on tho list, Mr. Aldrlch of
IthoiiO Island, generally recognized as one of
tho ablest tariff experts In the country. In view
of tho fnct that tho Bonators who have long
been contending for tho distribution ot the ap
propriation bills among tho various commit
tees nro now strong enough to win their fight,
Mr. Allison may dccldo to give up tho com
mittee, whleh Is to bo shorn of much of its
power, nnd hecomo Chairman of Finance.
Although Senators Allison and Jones will bo
the Fathers of the Senate, afterlMr Morrill, the
oldxst Senator. In point of age, is Mr. Pettus of
Alabama, who will be 78 yonrs old on July
I next. Thero nro other old men in tho
Senate. Including Mr. Hawloy of Connecticut,
.who is in his seventy-third year and Is about to
bo elected fornnother term: Mr Pottus's col
league. Mr. Morgan, vvho will bo 75 next Juno;
Mr. Hnwloy's colleague. Mr. Piatt, who Is 72:
Mr. Stewart of Nevada, who is tho samo
ago. and Mr. Hoar, who will bo 73
next August. Mr. Turple of Indiana, who
llrst entered tho Senate In 1803. four years
before Mr. Morrill and who llllod out the uncx
plied torm of Jesso D. Bright, and then reap
peared ns n Sonator In 1887 after his colleaguos
had all forgotten him, must be a very old man,
but he does not state his ago In his Congres
sional Directory biography. Neither does Mr.
Hate ot Tennossee. who Is by no means a
youth, as ho sorvod with distinction in tho
Mexican war,
Tho youngest Senator Is the North Carolina
Topullst. Mr. Ilutler. who will not bo 30 until
Stay 20 noxt. although ho has alieady been In
the Senato for nearly four years. Senator Pen
rose of Pennsylvania ranks noxt to Butler In
point of youth, having celebrated his thirty
ninth birthday last month. Mr. McLaurin ot
Mississippi Is only six months older than Pen
rose. Mr. Cannon of Utah will bo 40 next
month and Mr. Konnoy ot Delaware is just
past 42.
SHOT HIS BROTHER BT ACCIDEXT.
Sad Ending of n Series of Babbit Hunts nt
. Old Hook, N. J.
Jacob Stewart, son ot Aaron Stewart of Old
Hook, N. J., accidentally killed his brother
Frederick on Christmas Day while they were
hunting rabbits on tbolr father's farm. The
brothers, who were ardent sportsmon, had
been hunting together frequently during tho
last month. It was agreed, however, that the
last hunt should.tHke place on Christmas Day.
On that day they went out in company with their
brother-in-law, Joseph Dltnook. They caught
sight ot a rabbit soino tlmo alter the start, and
all three ran forward to get a shot at it. Jacob
tripped and fell, dropping his gun. The gun
was discharged, and Frederick Stewart re
ceived the whole oharge In tho bank.
"Gocd-by, Jakol You couldn't help ltl"cr!od
Frederick, and a few minutes after he was
dead.
The body was removed to tho family home,
and Coroner W. II. Tnvoey of Falrview waa no
tified. An Inquest will be held to-day at Ha.
worth. The dead man was 24 years old. His
brother is 20 years old,
FOR FREE SILVER AXD MORE WITB8.
Spellbinder Mncraw Charged with Being
Too Gay and Tickle.
St. Lodib, Dec. 28. Ono of the many wives
ot Alfred Mooraw obtained a deoree of divorce
to-day. Maoraw was an ardent supporter of
Mr. Bryan for the Presidency and stumped the
Western States In bebalt ot the free stlverlte.
Maeraw Is ohargod with having eloped with
Pauline Kruno to Keokuk, la. where they
were married, although he had a wife living
nt Eilsborry, Mo.; Mrs, Catherine Llanow
Macruw, and another, Mrs. Ida Ingold Maeraw,
at Marseilles. 111.
Mrs. Catherlno Ltgnnw Maoraw testified In
favor of Paulino Krupp, the third wife, to-day.
She said: "The Lord only knows how many
wives our husband has. He lithe gayest and
most flokle map I ever knew. He always pro
posed to every woman who gave him any encouragement,"
BAU OUTER'S VISIT SAVED THEM.
Mrs. Oerloke Found Her Parents Aaphyx
tnted In Their Home.
When Mrs. Max Oerlcke ot 432 East 117th
street wont to visit her parents at 203 Pleasant
avenue yesterday afternoon she found the
doors all locked. Gaining admittance with the
janitor's keys, she found her father. Charles
A. Kiret, 55 years old. and her mother, wll
holralna, aged 00, lying unconscious In bed.
Gas was escaping from an open jet In the room.
The two wero removed to Harlem, Hospital,
where the doctor say the man will reoover
but the woman's condition Is critical.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Klrst had been ill with
gtlp. The polios think they attempted suicide.
Ashbrldge to Be Named for Mayor To-Day,
PairanELpniA, Deo. 27, The Republican
municipal primary election for the choice of
candidates for Mayor, City Solicitor and Coun
cilman was held ta-nlght. The rolling was In
significant and to-morrow tho olty canvoutlons
will carry out tho Instructions ql the party or
ganization to nominate Samuel II. Ashbrldge
lor Mayor, Tlie municipal election will occur
on the third Tuesday ot February.
Geo. Gnrcla's Daughter Dead.
TnouAsviu.B, Ga Deo. 27, Miss Mercedes
Garcia, daughter ot Gen, Garcia, died hero to-
I day. Her remains will, be. sent to Havana on
tho same steamer with those, ot her father.
I Miss Garcia was ao sick when she reached hero
J that ala was not told ot tier father death.
a EX. a REESE irO.Y'T ACCEPT.
Telegraphed His Refusal of Aldrldge's Plnco
to Oov,-i:iect Roosevelt Last Night,
Gen. Francis V. Grcono will not bo Georgo
W. Aldrldgo's succossor as Superintendent ot
Publlo Works. Ho has declined tho office,
finally.
Governor-eleot Roosovclt camo to town un
expectedly from his homo' In Oyster Bay yes
terday morning, for the reason that ho had
boon Informed by Ellhu Hoot that Gen. Grcono
had arrived from Havana, and that Mr, Hoot
would llko to nave Mr. itoosovelt moot Gen.
Greono aud other Republicans at the Down
town Club at luncheon to discuss Gen.
Greeno's availability for the place of Su
perintendent ot Publlo Works. There wero
present at this luncheon basldos Mr. Hoot
and Mr. Roosevolt, Senator Piatt, Joseph
H. Choate and Beth Low. It turnod out that
all present nt tho luncheon greatly dollrod
Gen. Groeno to tako tho ofllco. Gov. Roosevelt
has bcon anxious to got Gen, Greene, who is an
expert engineer. Gcn.GrceneBaldthattho great
obstaclo In his wny was tho great financial loss
he would suffer In surrendering tho plnco ho
now holds. Ho snld ho owed It to his
family not to mako tho sacrlflco, and
ho did not feel convinced that thoro
woro so fow suttablo men lu the Stato an the
gentlemen at tho lunclioon appeared tobollovo.
Ho said ho felt that ho was not tho only avalla
bio candidate, nnd that, thoroforo, it was not
his Imperative duty1 to accept.
Ho promlsod to glvo his answer later and last
night hotelegraphodtoCol.ItoosovoltbtOystor
Bay that ho could not tnko tho placo. At tho
same time ho exprcssod his appreciation of tho
honor dono him by tho urgont roquost that ho
would servo. Col. Roosevelt waa greatly dis
appointed. Gen. Groono took tho midnight train to
Washington. ,
Among the Christmas presents sent to Col.
Roosevelt at bis home In Oyster Bay was a bar
rel of wild turkeys, pheasants nnd quail from
Gen. Bradloy T. Johnson, formerly of tho Con
federate Army. Gen, Johnson recommended
to Col. Roosovclt several young Virginians who
fought with the rough rldors.
SIX DUELS IS' PROSPECT.
Ontcnmo of tlio Dispute Between Baron
BnnOy and M. Horensky.
Special Cable Deioatch to Tux Bus.
Budapest. Dee. 27. The matter of tho duel
between Baron Banffy, Prlmo Minister of Hun
gary, and M. Horcnsky, amomborot tho Hun
garian Diet, which was abandoned yestorday,
has not yet been settled, and a fresh question
upon a point of honor lias nrison and Is under
discussion.
M. Iloronsky has now challenged M. Gajarl.
one ot Baron Bandy's seconds, bocauso ot tho
publication ot an artlclo by Gajari reflecting
upon Horensky's procedure in tho Issuo with
Banffy.
In tho Chamber of Deputies to-day the Pre
mier replied to a question respecting tho King's
nppolntmont of Count Szechonyl as Hungarian
Minister a latere, or legato, by saying that tho
appointment was not a subject for debate. Tho
Chambor listened quiotly to tho reply aud pro
ceeded with the order of the day.
Six prospective duels havo arlson from tho
Banff y-Horonsky quarrel. Count Karolyl and
Iloronsky nnd Izemero havo each challenged
Baron FejCrviiry. Minister ot National Dofcnco,
and M. Gajarl.
BORX OJV THE RAX ALP.
An Accouchement In n Shelter Hnt at a
Height of 4,000 J'eet.
Special Cable Deipalch to Tun San.
Vienna, Dec. 27. Two men and a woman,
the latter 18 years old. began tho ascent of tho
Rax, ono ot tho Scmmerlng Mountains, lost
Sunday.
Whon they reached a shelter hut at n holght
of 1,400 metres tho woman wns accouched of a
son. The weathorwasintonsoly cold. Thomen
built a Are. and ono ot them doscendod tho
mountain and Induced a physician to visit the
woman.
A heavy snowstorm Is threatened, nnd lt Is
probable that tho party on tho mountain will
be Imprisoned for a long tlmo.
KA XEW CHEMICAL SUBBTAXCE.
The Discovery of llndlumf Akin to Barium,
Is Announced,
Special Cable Dapateh lo Tub Buy.
Paris, Dec. 27 It Is stated that Dr. Beo
querel has announced to tlio Academy ot
Sclonoes the discovery of anew ohpmleal sub
stance which hns a closo affinity to barium.
Its discoverers, SIM. Curio and Bremona.
have namod it radium. It is ao sensitive to
light that it will tako photographto Impressions.
BEXOR ROMERO CRITICALLT ILL.
Mexican Minister llnf Appendicitis nnd Is
Very Wenk.
WAsniNOTON, Dec, 27 Sefior Romero, the
Mexican Minister here, is In a critical condition
to-night, suffering from an attack of appendi
citis. It was decided by his physicians to-night
that an operation was necessary, but ho was so
weak that it was thought host to postpone It
until to-morrow, in tho hope ho would be in a
hotter condition to stand It.
COAL FOR DEWEV OX FIRE.
Capt. Morrison Arrives at Manila with l'lre
t in Uts VoisePs Hold.
Plainfikld. Dvc. 27. Capt. Gerrgo D. Mor
rison ot this city was engaged last summer by
a Philadelphia firm to take several thousand
tons of coal to Admiral Dewey at Manila, He
left Philadelphia early In August In a sailing
vessel. Mrs, Morrison received a cablegram
from her husband to-day, saying that he ar
rived at Manila yesterday and that hla oargo
was on (Ire. No furthor particulars are given.
Cant, Morrison was accompanied by his daugh
ter. Miss Mary Morrison, Ho lias been a Cap
tain ot a sailing vessel for a number of years,
and his voyages have always been successful,
TARAXTULA CAUSES A PAXIC.
Turned Looie, It Stampedes, the Passengers
In n St. Louis Railway Station.
St. Louis, Deo. 27. A tarantula got looso at
tho Union Station this morning, stampeding
men, women and children, Whllo Hany Jones
was taking off the original wrappings from a
bunch ot bananas a tarantula fell to tho floor.
Passongcrs lied, screaming.
Jonos solzed a long handled broom and
covered tho hairy monster, but It crawled
through the straws, and with n leap cleared a
space of four feet, starting the panto anow.
using the broom at shield and club Jones
Anally suoceoded In killing the tropical visitor.
Bridegroom 83, Bride 17.
Pbzstonhuho, Ky Deo. 27. William Day,
aged 82, and Minnie Williams, agod 17, were
married here yesterday. The bridegroom Is a
wealthy farmer living on Beaver Creek, where
he owns a large estate. He was a baohelor and
had been acquainted with the, bride since she
was a baby. It was only recently that he began
paying attention to her.
Ex-Mayor Gllroy's Mother Dead nt 80.
Mrs. Mary Gllroy, mother of ex-Mayor
Thomas F. Gllroy, dlod yesterday at tho homo
of her son Francis, 1422 Fifth avenue. Mrs.
Ollroy was 80 years old. She camo to this coun
try in 1843. Hor third son, P. A. Gllroy, Is a
clerk In tho City Court.
Testimony All In la the Botklu Case,
Bah FiiANctsoo. Deo, 27. In the Botkin poi
soning case to-day the prosecution introduced
testimony In rebuttal , aud .the defence then
closed, Argumi-nu will begin to-morrow.
MORE RIOTING IN HAVANA. . 1 jH
im I
PITCHED BATTLE BETWEEX B0L-. 3 iBll B
DIERS AXD ARMED XEOROEf. M (H J (H
,!' id
Wild Shooting by Cubans-Spanish Shops g fMI M
keepers nnd Soldiers Attaoked-Clvtl 5J cSll 1
Governor De Cnatro's Decree Forbidding alBtf 11
the Use ot Flrcnrmi In the City Is Not tlKi lifl
Respected At T.rmt Four Killed nnd Ttftfli' 11
Over n Score ot Persons Wounded. 'TMB
Special Cable DettalcK ( Tux flux. iSB hA
Havana, Deo, 27. Tho disorderly demon , ffiMT M
strnttons by the negroes and other lawless ole- &H, M
montsof tho population havo placed tho city In -SpR 1
a situation of porll Yesterday ono person wns ap-Jfl' 1
killed and seventoon worovvoiindod.nmnngthe) llfil 1
Intter Icing two women nud three children. 'Is'B rB
To-day. nnd up to 0 o'clock this evening, two MJn flfl
persons havo beon killed nnd olcven wounded, sHM H
A majority of tho casualties were due to the iinRJ rl
wild shooting ot revolvers nnd rifles by the kJKfi: ,1
Cubans, who wero colobrating tho ovneuntloa B 3
ot the larger part of tho city by tho Spanish jBf"4lBl
troops. -BftlsB leH
Somo persons, howovor. havo bcon killed In FiH' Tk
brawls. OnocoaMiman was shot nnd killed bjf w'B?i Ifl
n passongor who drown revolver and shot the irVK'K d
coachman through tho lungs. wHb sH
A Spanish shopkeeper on Galiano street W ho fxB sH
refused to display either tho Cuban or AmorN (' rm
can flag was attacked by a mob. Ho had a rifle. , I'M
with which ho defended hlmsolt until ho felt 'Mbm'
desporatoly wounded. Ho wounded flvo of hi tB
assailants. '!! H
A man in tho employ of the fOiopkeoperwas Hl ffffl
also wounded by tho mob. American troop XB M
were called on to restore order, nnd they found '$? H
much difficulty In dispersing tho rioters. vi9sS ftfl
Whllo a detachmont of Spanish troops waa - lUl Lfl
passing through Ban Lazaro street at 5 o'clock: HI1 S
this evening under tlio escort ot American !Hfi
sold lorn, thoy wore fired on from a houso, aud 4 -H!
ono ottnclr number was killed. Tho Spaniards Bi II
returned tho fire, wounding two Cubans. . tHii H
Groups of tho criminal negroes, known as J. (9J H
Nafllgos, nro paradlug tho streets, dancing. &iB H
shouting, shooting and waving American and HaWff H
Cuban flags. At 0 o'clock this evening thoro t; ;rlP H
was wild shooting at tho Central Park, the H
negroes having attacked tho Spaniards, -, I jfet jH
The Sun correspondent loarnod to-day at tha .'H
ofllco ot Col. Moulton, who will command tlm ; !tH mW
American police liere attor Jan. 1. that tha '- H
bands of colored Nafllgos known as Escorlofo) -liB rvJ
Primero, Escorlofo Segundo nnd Munnnga to iJrB sfl
day took the oath to kill their enemies. MB! H
Gen. Ludlow, tho Amcrcan Military- Gov '! H
ornor, induced Civil Governor Fernandas do i-tlB H
Castro to Ibsuoo docrco forbidding the use of " ifeaB t H
firearms In tho city, and urging tho lnhnb- . 'SjB ! M
Itants to avoid all acts that might cause) 'wfll
friction. Despite tho order tho shooting con- Vrt'BB
tlnucs, nnd peaceable non-partisan residents) ViiaW
are in a stato of terror. f IH
Tho American troops are behaving with dls- H '
crotlon. Gen. Ludlow has taken measures to $ ifl! ':
prevent tbolr drinking too freely. They) nro lid '
arresting many disorderly persons. Ibw
There was a panto to-night among the Span- B j
Ish shopVeopers on Obispo street, who feared fjn'j
that attacks would bo mado on their plaoeS of "hBI!
business. Thoy thoroforo closed their stores -: ffilH
and remained In their homes. wMftBS '
Cantaln-Gonoral Castellanos and Gov. da if'B
Castro to-day suggested to Gon, Ludlow that tllaBB
tho city, for police purposes, bo divided Into two IfHi ';
parts, one ot which would be controlled by tho "SniW,
Americans and the othorby the Spanish. Gon. njawff v
Ludlow accepted the auggestlon, and it was .-SilBB
'arranged that that part ot the cltyteast ot a Una tUB
drawn from La Punta to tho arsonal should bo IPLs 1
under tho control of tho Spanish authorities. vi-WM v
whllo tho part to tbo wostwlll be policed by the ' , 'H'
Americans. - t l"iVf
Gen. Castellanos Issued a decree this morti ''B 9
ing permitting tho inhabitants to display any f?l'B7
flags they desire on their houses. As a result flK
the American and Cuban flags ore displayed fH
everywhere, many of them waving in that part , riH 1
of the city that has not yot boen evacuated by ' ifB I
tho Spaniards. iS
Gen. Brooke, Military and Civil Governor ot B 5
tho Island, arrived hero this morning. He) v ''& I.
was visited by tho American Commissioners. , -WB t
who explained tho situation to him. Ho is' re-' '
solved to act energetically to maintain order. . .slbBwi
Gen. Butler and his secretary, Lieut. Carbo-. lapfll
noil, left to-day for Matanzas. r 1S
As tho night advnnccd tho situation became) , IJiS
worse. At 7 o'clock n largo number of NanU ii$IH
cos who woro passing Bomba street wore $Hf
stopped by a guard of flvo Amorlcan soldiers. 'Hfli i
Thoy refused to dlsporso whon ordorod ,to do) ' ' 5R 1
so, but Instead fired on tho guards. , iNliVl I
Tho latter returned the fire, and a number ot ' .IflBf '
Spanish soldiers ran to their assistance. For a ' 4?B S
fow moments there was a pltchod battle, but ' A'Hl t H
the negroes were put to rout, leaving behind " fWleH 7J
two of their numbor killed and seven woundod, , vM'B fH
Two Americana and a Bpanlard wero Wttll !
wounded. ' "TiriB! mi
BAQABTA UEARTBROKEX. fiM j H
Spanish Premier Said to nnve Called Us ilr'S ' I
Ungeneroua nnd Deceitful, iH 1
Special Cable DetpaMK lo Tn Sort. W H
MAPntD. Doc. 27. Friends ot Prlmo Minister t '"j . B
Sagasta say that a fow days boforo his illness yiWl B
hotalkod In n manner which showed that ho S f'BiS fl
was heartbroken at Spain's misfortunes. Ho ( v iBf,
said: dffltM f I
"Tho time whon tho peace negotiations wero , $191 I
proceeding was ono of the greatest bitterness ? fK ( I
to mo. Many a night I could not sleep, and , A jW j m
many a day 1 could not eat, so deep wero , i ;Sf 1 M
my anxiety and fears that what has $ cBJ m
now happened would happen. I know t dffi j I
tho Americans, and guessed what thoy J' ? I
were going to do. Nevertheless, I somo- , -, Sffij B
times hoped they would not bo so " ') flfj B
cruol ,as they have since proved. Wo have met ; llj fl
no generosity from the- United States, only JKWL ;
levity and deoelt, whloh wero carried to the ex- ;,';
tremo of capriciously interpreting an Impor- mM W
tantword In the protocol In order to violate o " 1 ) !'
prlnclplo they had already accopted. i 'JNfll m
" Now all Is ended. Wo must look to tho J; jBJ fl
future. The lesson has boen hard, but It will be TsS H
fruitful We must reform all branches of tho ' , j vfl H
administration from tho highest posts totho'i 19 in
humblest village municipality. I think wo will I ? flK 'H
be able in flvo years to establish the most radi- . (. fln M
cal reforms," ifljt ' I
Sefior Sagasta gave some detallsof tho na ',! I
turo ot tho reforms that would bo adopted. In- ' i' fllj I
eluding a division of the Ministry of Publlo j vflr (I
Works, Agrloulture and Commerce Into two flj 1 1
and perhaps threo Ministries, Ilfvj I
Gov, Cooke Sprains a Knee, ., flj1 .
Winstxd, Conn.. Deo. 27.-Gov. Lorrin A. :B
Cooke Is confined to his homo as a result of if fKlj
Wlnsted's ley sidewalks. While on his way 'V IflK
home from downtown yesterday he slipped on ' H
an toy pavement and folr with such foroa as to f. H I
badly sprain his right, knee. Ho hopes to be -4 A
out In n few davs with the aid of orutches. i
There is a law making all property owners , J (SH J
who do not keep tholr aldowalka clear of, Ic - J f J
and snow liable to punishment, but Gov. y fflff 1
Cooke will uot enforce it or suo the town tor m
damages, , t n 1
Here's a Railroad for Porto Blco.l iflfc'
Albany, Dec. 27. The Ban Juan and Rio I jjflfl
Fiedras Railroad Company, with a capita) ot ' fM
$300,000, was Incorporated to-day. It pro- ' 'Wtl 1
poses to construct and operate an eleetrle or , tflj'-
team railroad aeven and a half miles long ' R t
from Ban Juan to ltlo Pledru, Porto ltloo. The ' ,fi
dlreotora are: George H. WalbridgeJ'ernaijdp - K '
O.EohayerrjhII.H.llarrison,EdMrdBohmdt, , ,
IthrepU. Bacon. F. Kinaabury Curtis Philip '' !flll I
H. McMillan. AuuustusN Hand and William li. fc flfll i
l'arsons of New York oliy. M w J
Trustee's Sale for Bank Creditors !wJB J
if fine diamonds. Jewelry, watches, e r ordr ot . i Mm, ,
Btern At ltuabnioro, Attuintya, Bale at noon dally, I J ' Um ;
John U. rreacb, iucUoaeer, 47 Liberty st.-U. - . r H
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